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November Surprise!! NASA and FEMA Prepare for Devastating Asteroid Impact with Emergency Planning Exercise (+Video)

Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:14
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NASA and FEMA Prepare for Asteroid Impact with Emergency Planning Exercise

NASA scientists and crisis management specialists have held high-level training exercises to prepare for an asteroid strike on Earth.

Senior officials said the exercise simulated an  asteroid impact on Los Angeles on September 20 2020.  They propose a scenario in which object 300-800 feet wide approaches.

The exercise gave no time to launch an asteroid deflection mission and left emergency managers faced with the mass evacuation of more than 18 million people from Greater LA.

The exercise provided a forum for the planetary science community to show how it would collect, analyse and share data about an asteroid colliding with Earth. 

Emergency managers discussed how the data would be used to consider some of the unique challenges an asteroid impact would present – for preparedness, response and public warning.





Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA



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  • Anonymous

    Quite obviously an internal lens reflection. Notice that no matter
    what, it is always at the same spot of the frame! So even though things
    move past it, it’s always on the same part of the frame and does not ever
    move from the exact same position that you see it in. So nothing is moving
    towards us at all. Be ready for disaster anyway, but this lens reflection
    won’t be any disaster. Need to really look at things a bit closer before
    you present things. I caught this mistake in less than 50 seconds!

  • Anonymous

    Whoops, disregard my above comment, it was meant for a
    different article, sorry!

  • unidentified

    they used to say some of the r and d projects were to create robotic devices to push surprise asteroids in a different direction

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